Brian Travelsted – Staff Spotlight

Our staff spotlight for August is on Brian Travelsted. Brian has a unique position here at Paige’s where he splits his time between Chops and the Paige’s repair shop – all with a focus on percussion. Watch his spotlight below to learn more about him.

Music Lessons Result In Higher Intelligence Quotients In Students

A study examined the influence of music education on nonmusical abilities, the effects of music lessons on academic performance, and cognitive abilities. The study revealed that students who participated in music lessons showed statistically higher intelligence quotients.

~ Glenn Schellenberg, Music Lessons Enhance IQ, Psychological Science, Vol. 15, No. 8, 2004

Basic Tips On Caring For Your Clarinet

Last summer we updated the care videos for several of the beginning instruments available on our Debut Rental Program. With back-to-school time in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to share these again.  Below is the general care and maintenance video, with instruction given by Sam Motter of our Retail Sales staff.

If you’d like to see the rest of our clarinet videos, you can view them on our Clarinet Care & Maintenance page.

Music Is A Higher Revelation Than Wisdom

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”

~ Ludwig van Beethoven quoted in “Music Is a Potent Source of Meaning,” Tom Jacobs, August 20, 2015.

Artist Feature: Urbie Green

August 8th would have marked Urbie Green’s 93rd birthday. Green was one of the most impactful trombonists in history. His sound, musicianship, and technique have inspired countless trombonists. A true virtuoso, Urbie Green has been recognized by many jazz, classical, and commercial trombonists as one of the prime reasons they chose and stayed with the trombone.

How Do I Get My Instrument Repaired? – FAQ

Sending an instrument into Paige’s Music for repair is a very easy process. Here’s what you need to do:

Students In Music Have Higher Scores

Students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.

~ Johnson, C. M. & Memmott, J. E. (2007). Examination of relationships between participation in school music programs of differing quality and standardized test results. Journal of Research in Music Education, 54(4), 293-307

How to Ease back into Playing After Summer Break

I speak from experience when I say that playing after a long break is tough! If you haven’t picked your instrument up in a few weeks, it can be really difficult to play! Everything feels alien—your chops swell up, you get exhausted after a few notes, you lose your range, and etc. I get it, I get it—hanging out at the pool with your friends is more fun than playing concert F for 30 minutes a day. Here are a few tips to ease you back into playing after summer break: